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7:32 a.m. 2012-08-23

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We had a very rainy weekend, and I noticed some of the Mississippi Kites gathering pretty low in the neighborhood. At least one of them was "singing," well, maybe some of you wouldn't consider it a true song, but it seemed a bit more tuneful than the usual raptor cry.

My Yellow-crowned Amazon Cookie objected to the activity, but the Peachfronted Conures seemed a little more cautious. They let Cookie squawk at the low-flying kites and held their silence. When I talked to them about it, they simply responded to me with some very soft "purrs." I think they just don't know what to make of these kites. My guardian Peachfronted Conure Courtney will call out a cat any day of the week, but he just isn't ready to go toe to toe with a raptor.

For those who are not familiar with them, Mississippi Kites are a dragonfly eating species that breeds in my area. In fact, I think I can see the tree from here where one family nested this year. I think they are now all up and out of the nests, and the adults have left the fledglings to fend for themselves a little -- hence all the lonely calling in the rain, when there are no dragonflies to be found. They are migratory birds, and since they travel a long distance, all the way to Bolivia at least, they should be leaving us soon.

Courtney for one will heave a sigh of relief when they go, but I'll miss them.

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